Wearing Your Hijab During Ramadan - Modest Eve

Wearing Your Hijab During Ramadan

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Many female practitioners of Islam choose to don the hijab during Ramadan even if they don't wear it regularly, so they might need a refresher course on how to wear one.

For many reasons, the celebration of Ramadan may mark the only time during the year that a woman wears a hijab. People of different faiths and levels of traditionalism choose to handle head covering differently.

Many female practitioners of Islam choose to don the hijab during Ramadan even if they don't wear it regularly, so they might need a refresher course on how to wear one. Modest Eve is here to help!

Different Types of Hijabs

You can make things easy on yourself by purchasing a modern design hijab with a one-piece, sewn design that you pull onto your head. It's like putting on a baseball cap or other hat. Some only cover your hair, while others drape around your shoulders and neck.

If you choose a traditional design, you'll purchase a large scarf designed to fold and wrap and tuck easily. These types of hijabs take lots of practice to wear. Unless you can take a break before praying to properly wrap your head or plan to wear your hijab all day, opt for a modern design.

How to Wrap a Hijab

Before you touch the fabric, prepare yourself. Let's talk beauty, not fashion, first. Respecting every inch of your body shows honor to the beauty with which you were created. Rather than rush to get ready, wash your hair the night before so it can dry naturally. To put on a hijab, you must wear your hair in a ponytail. Blow-drying hair damages your hair. Putting wet hair into a ponytail holder damages it by pulling at its roots. That means drying your hair before putting it in a ponytail.

Preformed Hijabs

Once you have clean, dry hair, you can put on your hijab. If you choose any of the pull-on styles, you face the hole to the front and pull it over your head like putting on a shirt. The difference is that the shirt has a hoodie.

No need for safety pins forms another key benefit of the preformed hijab. You won't need to worry that a pin might break, causing your hijab to fall out of place.

Traditional Scarf Hijab Tying

Let's say you chose a gorgeous traditional scarf style. Start with an under-scarf or head bonnet that whisks your hair off your face. Usually made of stretchy fabric, you can tuck your bangs into this bonnet and hide them easily. If you have long hair, tuck the end of your ponytail or braid into your outer (topmost) top. Layering tops helps ensure you don't have itchy hair against your skin all day.

  1. Arrange your hijab scarf so that one end hangs about one and a half feet longer than the other. Hold your arms evenly apart, straight out in front of you.
  2. Bring the scarf to your head with the edge at your forehead.
  3. Align the scarf's front edge along your forehead and lay it onto your head.
  4. Smooth the scarf's sides. Adjust it so that it covers your ears and hairline. Only the oval of your face should show. Do not cover your eyebrows.
  5. Bring the two ends beneath your chin. Secure the scarf beneath your chin using a safety pin, broach, magnetic clip, or by tying the fabric. Ensure a tight fit so the hijab won't slip out of place.
  6. Wrap the scarf's long end from front to back, passing it over the shorter side, then around the back of your head.
  7. Create a headband when you bring the scarf around. The end of the scarf should lay smoothly across the crown of your head.
  8. Pin the long end to the short end at the base of your chin. Smooth the fabric.
  9. Pin the fabric layers in a hidden area to keep them together.

It takes practice to fold and wrap a traditional scarf, hence the popularity of the modern, preformed designs you pull on. They're just as modest and so much easier to put on and take off at the end of the day.

Wearing Your Hijab During Ramadan

Properly prepare your hijab for Ramadan. Properly launder your hijabs according to the directions on the material. Today's designs range from those crafted from cotton to silk. You must typically hand wash those of silk, but cotton and polyester hijabs you can toss in the washing machine and easily clean.

You'll probably need more than one hijab. Because women need to wear it during prayer time during Ramadan especially, you'll need to have one handy wherever you are. Here's a simple but effective plan for how to have one always nearby.

  • Stash a hijab near or in your prayer corner. Even if you already wear a hijab, some say that keeping one you wear only during prayers can help you enter a more religious-centered state of mind. It's ceremonial but effective.
  • Keep one in your car's glove compartment or the trunk of your motorcycle or moped. If you get stuck in traffic as prayer time nears, you won't have to miss prayers this way. You can don your hijab that's handy, and you're ready.
  • Slip one into your briefcase or backpack, depending on whether you're already in the workforce or still in school. Wherever you end up at prayer time, whether in your office or at the library studying, your hijab is with you at prayer time.

Simple preparation makes proper religious adherence simpler.

Shopping for Fashionable Hijabs

Shop at Modest Eve to find a range of hijab styles, including under scarves and hair bonnets that make wearing a traditional hijab much easier. Modest Eve carries both traditional and pull-on hijab styles in an array of colors and color combinations, including chiffon ombre hijabs, solid-color jersey hijabs, and cream silk hijabs. Contact us and shop for adult and children's hijabs at our store.

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